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Superhero porn parodies playing with fire

One of the hottest trends in adult entertainment continues to be the parody movie, a phenomenon I just can’t understand. Naturally, spoofing well-known TV shows and movies is a great way for porn producers to extend their appeal to fans of those properties, but how they’re allowed to get away with it continues to boggle the mind.

The latest is Iron Man XXX: An Extreme Comixxx Parody. Check out the trailer, which is completely safe to view:

Yes, parodies have been a long-accepted tradition in adult entertainment. My friends and I, while camping, have often played that game where you take movie titles and porn-ify them. It’s in such fashion that On Golden Pond becomes On Golden Blonde while The Legend of Baggar Vance becomes The Legend in Baggar’s Pants, and so on.

But the recent rash of comic-book-inspired parodies takes this to another level, given who the porn companies are potentially going up against. Iron Man is a trademark of Marvel, which is now owned by Disney. It’s hard to imagine the company taking too kindly to having Tony Stark getting it on with the Black Widow and Pepper Potts at the same time (I don’t actually know if that happens in the movie, but if it doesn’t then the producers obviously don’t know what they’re doing).

Parody, in general, is protected under fair use rules in the United States, which are also exceptions that the upcoming C-11 copyright bill would enable in Canada. Still, these types of porn movies seem to lie outside the general intent of parody, if they’re not an outright abuse of it.

The point was driven home when Axel Braun, director of the Batman porn parody, sued file-sharers for illegally distributing his movie. As Geekosystem put it, the move was ironic given that Braun was blatantly using somebody else’s intellectual property to make money.

How long will Disney tolerate its superheroes being put into non-kid-friendly situations before going after the producers? I can’t imagine it’ll be too much longer.

Categories: copyright, sex
  1. October 26, 2011 at 12:12 am | #1

    Disney’s own work (pre-Pixar) was based on existing work…

    • Chris C.
      October 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm | #2

      Right On, hfiguiere!!! I’m always happy to read that other people are able to see through the hypocrisy of the neo-fascist giant corporations who are behind the copyright morass and denounce their actions and those of their puppets in government.

      Pete, I was not sure you were serious or just wanted to stir the pot. Sure sounded serious to me at first glance… That’s how MAD I am about the copyright issue and, as you can see, we are not so easily duped here.

      It’s high time more people understood that these new regulations have nothing to do with copyright and everything to do with giving giant corporations carte blanche to control people. Thanks for stirring the fire and keeping it hot with this great eye-opener. The more people know about the issue, the more they will be able to pressure the government to abandon these bills that are nothing short of a crime against the fundamental right to free expression.

  2. Mike W
    October 26, 2011 at 3:08 am | #3

    0:34 “I’m here to afform you”. Wow, I’m here to inform them they need a script supervisor. Also, is ACDC flattered at the parody/rip off of Highway to Hell? On a serious note, I wonder if Disney is actively doing anything about it. I would suspect they would be, although quietly so as not to have it be further linked to their brand.

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